Becoming a Stephen Minister
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will
fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
Stephen Ministers are individuals who are trained and commissioned to provide one-to-one ministry to people in crisis or with other needs for care.
Stephen Ministers receive 50 hours of training in Christian caregiving, including general topics such as listening, feelings, boundaries, assertiveness, and using Christian resources in caregiving. In addition, their training covers specialized topics such as ministering to the divorced, hospitalized, bereaved, aging, and more.
They commit to an hour a week. In addition, they participate in a Supervision Group and continuing education twice a month throughout their terms of service in order to continue giving effective Christian care to others.
For more information about serving as a Stephen Minister,
complete the following request form and our Training Coordinator will respond.
Take a moment to watch the video below about a cigar smoking, gin drinking, motorcycle rider who answered the call to become a Stephen Minister and how it has impacted his life.